This documentary short is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young womyn within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young womyn and 1 little girl - all females of colour - the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Overall, ‘Shadeism’ explores where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects us as womyn of colour, and ultimately, begins to explore how we can move forward through dialogue and discussion.
and this is exactly my thing, colorism, and shadeism is prevalent the world over. the white supremacy euro centric beauty ideals are pushed on folks everywhere on the globe. everywhere. and for what? this will never be you. the models aren’t even them. it’s all fake. thank the LORD my family is so opposite colorism, I never knew what it was until much later in life, hearing it from peers. I love my fam for that. why do I have to aspire to be something or someone I’ll never be? nawl. I’m gonna look the best I can as me, cuz that looks amazing. so i’ve heard.